Ask for ANI – domestic abuse support

The Government has launched a new code word scheme, where if you are experiencing domestic abuse and need immediate help, you can ask for ‘ANI’ in any participating pharmacy.

ANI stands for Action Needed Immediately but is pronounced ‘Annie’. If a pharmacy has the ‘Ask for ANI’ logo on display, it means they are ready to help you.

The pharmacy will offer you a private space, provide you with a phone and ask if you need support from the police or other domestic abuse support services.

If you need support for domestic abuse you can contact Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services (NDAS) on 01434 608 030 Monday to Friday.


Northumberland Domestic Abuse Service: Let’s Talk Taboo Workshop

Let’s Talk Taboo!…so we can focus on Prevention


This workshop held by Northumberland Domestic Abuse Service (NDAS) will showcase film and drama prevention projects around sexual exploitation and domestic abuse being carried out in partnership with both statutory and voluntary organisations with young people across Northumberland.

The day will include:

  • Video Presentation from Dame Vera Baird
  • Guest speaker – Marilyn Hawes, Founder and CEO of Enough Abuse is one of the UK’s leading professionals on how to prevent and manage the impact of child sexual abuse/exploitation.”
  • Community performance Open Clasp Theatre Company – First Time Free performance & workshop CSE Prevention
  • Little Big Butterfly – Young Women’s Film Academy Project
  • Raw Productions Film – ‘Control’

10.00am: Registration:
12.30pm: Refreshments 

1:00pm: Prevention Drama & Film Projects                                  
3.00pm: Close

(timings are approximate)

The workshop is for anyone who works with or has a responsibility for protecting children and young people. This includes parents and guardians, volunteers in community groups and safeguarding professionals.

Please visit the NDAS website to register or for more information.